MORTON boss Dougie Imrie faces an SFA probe into alleged breaches of betting rules during his playing career.

Imrie has today been handed a Notice of Complaint by the SFA after being accused of breaking regulations during the period from 2011-19.

Imrie is one of 14 different players and coaches involved in the major Hampden probe.

His case relates to six alleged breaches, one of which includes his season playing for Ton in 2013-14.

Imrie has been charged under rule 31, which states: 'No club official, team official or member of team staff, player, match official or other person under the jurisdiction of the Scottish FA shall gamble in any way on a football match.'

Alleged breaches of rules 22 (in seasons 2011/12 & 2012/13) and 33 (season 2013/14) are also listed, both of which are related to alleged betting on football.

A preliminary hearing date of February 18 has been set by Hampden bosses.

Should Imrie be found guilty, potential punishments range from a three match to a sixteen-match suspension.

Thirteen other notices of complaint were handed out today by the SFA, including to former Ton player Rabin Omar, Cove assistant Gordon Young, Arbroath winger Gavin Swankie and Inverness striker Shane Sutherland.

Ton bosses have given the manager their full backing.

A Ton club spokesperson said: "Greenock Morton can today confirm that it has received a Notice of Complaint from the Scottish FA compliance officer relating to alleged historic breaches of its gambling rules by our first team manager, Dougie Imrie."

"The notice relates to incidents between 2011 and 2019 while Dougie was a player.

"The club and Dougie have co-operated fully with the SFA throughout the investigation and will continue to do so. Dougie will be providing written submissions in response to the Notice in the coming days.

"Dougie will have the full backing and support of the Greenock Morton Board during this process.

"Once written submissions have been provided to the SFA, we will provide a further update to supporters."